Author: juliewilliams

Eighth annual fire hall open house

Whitchurch-Stouffville Fire and Emergency Services (WSFES) will host their eighth annual open house on Sept. 29. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire station, located at 100 Weldon Road, Stouffville. It’s an opportunity for friends and family to meet members of the local fire department, participate in fun games, win prizes and learn important fire safety information. This year, a live burn demonstration will be featured to promote the installation of residential sprinklers. As well, fire department and York Regional Police personnel will compete in a friendly, fire-truck pull event. Photo:  Whitchurch-Stouffville Fire...

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45th Classic Antique Car Show

The Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum hosted their 45th annual Antique and Classic Car Show on Aug. 12.  The family event was an opportunity to stroll the grounds, chat with the owners of the prized antique and classic cars on display, vote for your favourite cars and partake in the live entertainment, food vendors, and heritage and children’s activities. The feature car, a 1959 Chevrolet Corvette, took front stage in the museum parking lot. Owner CJ Kumar proudly showed off the car and its features: rims made of steel and carved into three dragons, twin dragons airbrushed along the sides. The underside of...

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Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity: when love is not enough

By Julie Williams Since its inception in 1990, the Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity (JACC) has come to the aid of more than 15,000 seriously ill children and their families throughout Ontario. Families have benefited from JACC funding to offset hospital and household costs, specialized care, medical treatments and therapies. The charity raises funds through their signature and community events as well as rely on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations. Within the Stouffville community, the Gennuso family has benefited greatly from the Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity. According to Daniel Gennuso, JACC helped pay for his son, Luca’s, therapy...

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Seniors and teens work together at tech training course

By Julie Williams July 6 marked a special day as family, friends and library staff gathered at the Parkview Village auditorium to celebrate the graduation ceremony of the Seniors Intergenerational Tech Training course. One by one, faces beaming, the seniors walked proudly into the room dressed in black graduation gowns and caps. They are among the first group to complete the eight-week program offered by the Whitchurch-Stouffville library and supported by the federal New Horizons for Seniors grant. The program pairs seniors and teens one-on-one in a classroom environment with a professional instructor to teach seniors how to use...

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Taste of Stouffville will delight the senses

Celebrate summer at the 4th annual Taste of Stouffville for Evergreen Hospice event from noon to 11 p.m. on August 25 at Memorial Park. The event is a stop on the York Region Festival Trail. Food is at the heart of the event. Local eateries will be offering an assortment of barbequed fare and sweets to delight the palate. A selection of local craft brewers will be on hand as well. The family-friendly festival also offers a kids’ fun zone, petting zoo and adult games. One of the highlights of the festival is the live music, coordinated by Epidemic...

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